THE GROWTH OF PRIVATE PHILANTHROPY IN CHINAPeter Geithner
Monday, October 3, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Campus Center, Room 309
Please join the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and the Medical Humanities-Health Studies Program at IUPUI for a public presentation by Peter Geithner on Monday, October 3, 2011.
Peter Geithner will lead a discussion on “The Growth of Private Philanthropy in China” on Monday, October 3rd, from 3:00 – 4:30 pm in the Campus Center building at 420 University Boulevard, Room CE 309, on the IUPUI campus. Mr. Geithner is a renowned expert on Chinese philanthropy, having spent 28 years with the Ford Foundation where he held program management positions mainly concerned with Asia, including Director of Asia Programs and the Foundation’s first representative in China. He will be joined by two Chinese scholars currently visiting the Center on Philanthropy: Mr. Li Li, Deputy Secretary-General of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, and Mr. Lu Bo, Deputy Executive Director of the Beijing Vantone Foundation.
Mr. Geithner is an advisor to the Asia Center, Harvard University. He serves or has served as a consultant to the China Medical Board, Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, and other nonprofit organizations. He serves on the boards of the Harvard-Yenching Institute (Chair), National Committee on United States-China Relations (Executive Committee), China Center for Economic Research (Peking University), Center for the Advanced Study of India (University of Pennsylvania), Japan Center for International Exchange/USA, China Center for Health Development Studies (Beijing) the Sir Alex Cairncross Memorial Foundation, and China Education Initiative. He also chairs the International Advisory Board of BSR’s CiYuan Project. Prior to assuming his current positions and his time with the Ford Foundation, he served with USAID, as Assistant to the President of Columbia Carbon International, and as a Naval Aviator. Mr. Geithner has a BA from Dartmouth College and an MA from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Council of Foreign Relations, and the Asia Society. He has received the State Department Distinguished Service Award and the Royal Thai Government Order of the White Elephant.